BRINGING ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES CLOSER TOGETHER THAN EVER
Everyone needs art... But most art needs money! So at Boosted
we're here to remove every possible barrier between artists and
Kei Boosted ka taea e te tangata te kimi moni nō te minenga mō
ngā mahi toi.
How Boosted Works
Art is hard. So we've tried hard to make the money bit simple.
Once an artist has an idea that needs money to bring it to life,
they list it on Boosted with a
clear financial target. If someone likes they look of the project,
they can boost it
and donate as little or as much as they like.
When the project hits its financial target inside its time
limit, the artist gets the money (less our 10% admin fee to help
keep the site running) and the Boosters get a tax credit (33% for
donations $5 and up) - and that warm feeling that only comes from
helping someone challenge our thinking through creating art.
And if the project doesn't hit its target in time? We return
your donation (with no fees charged) and we see how we can help the
artist to give it another go. (We're what you call an
all-or-nothing crowdfunding platform.)
Boosting a project is easy. Choose a project and click on DONATE.
You can even do it anonymously if you like, but we'd like to think
that seeing your name and smiling face next to a project will make
people want to join you in supporting it. Whether you choose to fly
below the radar or not, the amount you choose to donate will never
It's not just the money, honey
On top of making it easy for anyone to fund an arts project,
Boosted is working hard to make the arts community better at the
whole fundraising business. We run workshops and seminars on how to grow
arts giving, and provide tools, tutorials and campaign support to
help grow long-term relationships with donors. And we know this
stuff! Boosted is backed by the Arts
Foundation; New Zealand's leader in arts
The Boosted team is available to help. We offer artists
one to one discussions and advice wherever we can. You can drop us
a line anytime and we relish the opportunity to work alongside you
throughout your project campaign. Read our blog to get advice and ideas.
You can put any kind of arts project on Boosted: literature,
performing arts, music, visual arts, dance, moving image… you name
it. Boosted is here to help all New Zealand artists and
my art needs money
To add a project, join
Boosted if you haven't already and click "add a
project." We'll give it a quick check to make sure it qualifies for
Now you need to work through the Boosted
guidelines to give your project the best possible
chance of success. The Guidelines are based on successful projects
and cover Story, Network, Funding Target and Campaign Strategy.
Take time to read them - they work!
Once your project is live you'll have a set time period to do
everything you can to make sure it succeeds.
There are no gimmicks here. Your reward is the knowledge that
you're empowering an artist to create work in the spirit of
generosity. You're mobilising a new generation of arts patrons.
You're making works of art.
All donations are given freely with no expectation of anything
in return, apart from the satisfaction of supporting the project.
Projects are unable to offer gifts, products or entitlements so we
can protect the charitable status of donations to the Arts
Foundation for projects listed on Boosted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can list a project?
Any arts project can be listed on Boosted, and it's easy to get
things rolling. Just join
Boosted and select the option to add a project. To see
if your project can be listed on Boosted, submit your idea for a
'quick check'. (This is just one of our team taking a look at your
proposal and usually only takes one or two days.) Take a look
at our other
projects to get an idea too.
Will Boosted provide me with donors to my project?
You bet! We just wave our magic funding wand and money falls
from the sky like rain. OK, we made that up. What we really do is
use our experience through the Arts Foundation to help you connect
with supporters and show you how you can grow your own
What happens if I raise more than my financial target?
Good question! When that happens we get in touch with the artist
and make sure the extra funds are needed for the project (since
that's what people donated them for). If it's all good, you get the
The Boosted website has won international acclaim. Digital
Partner NV Interactive has been
recognised for their technical integration & development.
Creative Partner Strategy Design & Advertising:
Auckland has been acknowledged for brand &
Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year
2014 - Innovative Technology for Good
Microsoft New Zealand Partner of the Year 2014 - Innovative
Technology for Good Citizenship
Strategy Design & Advertising: Auckland
The Best Awards 2013 - New
Zealand's Best Graphic Design, Small Brand Identity